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Boccaccio Apartment

Tuscany - Florence

Florence never ceases to amaze. As Stendhal once said, it is the town of subtle allure, where the importance of its most famous masterpieces never decreases. It has provided inspiration for poets and artists and continues to amaze for the gentle beauty of its views.

Number of beds: 2
Bedrooms: 1

ADSL Wi-Fi Internet
Air Conditioning
City Views
Daily cleaning
DVD Player
Hi-FI System
Satellite TV
Washing machine

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Florence Airport 6,7 km San Gimignano 52,7 km Lucca 74,0 km Siena 75,6 km Arezzo 78,2 km Pisa 85,7 km

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Boccaccio Apartment - Florence

1 Double bedroom + Sofa bed

Palazzo Belledonne was built during the first half of the Fourteenth century and precisely at a time in which Florence began to expand beyond the boundaries of the ancient roman nucleus. The Palace was commissioned by Messer Lapo a member of the wealthy Belledonne family who had made their fortune in the commerce of spices.


Via delle Belle Donne was at that time an important road which connected the Mercato Vecchio (old market square) and Via Strozzi, to the Porta del Trebbio, the city door that led out towards the north. Although the family was already very wealthy, they were still greatly tied to trade and so they chose this location which was the main commercial artery leading out of the city. With the opening of a new bridge, the Ponte Santa Trinità, with its continuation (now Via Tornabuoni), several important palaces were built. The new road gained importance and eventually Via delle Belledonne became a secondary side street. In the Nineteenth century, the palazzo housed several painter workshops and it is known that the celebrated painter Ingres had his studio in one of the apartments. This new destination is probably the reason for which most of the flats have very large windows.


Boccaccio apartment Description (67 sq. m. - 2+2 sleeps)

This delightful 2nd floor apartment, once the studio of the great painter, Ingres, shares the wonderful view over the Antinori Garden. One enters this charming studio-flat through a small vestibule. The living-dining room is spacious and luminous thanks to some large windows that overlook the Palazzi opposite and the sky above.


There is a large three-seater sofa that pulls out into a double bed and two armchairs all elegantly furnished in cream, which beautifully contrasts the rich brown of the parquet flooring. Behind the sofa, a very pretty fresco represents a loggia with arches, which looks out onto an imaginary garden. Birds sit in the branches of the trees. There is a round dining table and a spacious cupboard. A set of decorated sliding door conceal the kitchenette which is fully equipped. A recess leads off to the bathroom (with shower), on the left and to a laundry-room on the right.

A wooden staircase with a balustrade leads up to the loft. One walks along a balcony to reach the bedroom, with a double bed, a wardrobe and a set of delightful prints on the walls. A door decorated with a trompe l'oeil to resemble a draped curtain, leads to the bathroom, with a tub and hand-shower. The bathroom is very luminous thanks to a large window that gives out onto the roof.


The apartment has an armoured door, independent heating, air conditioning, satellite TV and telephone (hi speed internet) and buzzer, electric-stove, oven, fridge and a washing machine and comes supplied with two complete sets of linen.

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  • 1 Double bedroom
  • 1 Double sofa bed in the living room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen with 4 ring gas cooker and oven (electric), fridge and refrigerator, American coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher
  • Storeroom with washing machine
  • Hair dryers
  • Telephone and hi speed Internet connection
  • LCD Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Elevator
  • On request: DVD player, CD player, microwave, answering machine, baby crib, high chair, weekly / daily cleaning
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